The Campaign for Body Confidence launches this autumn. Learn more here and sign up now to be a part of the movement for change.
Our categories focus on:
Enabling children and parents to build body confidence through access to high quality information, resources and networks.
Promoting body confidence based on healthy living and general wellbeing, not just appearance and weight.
Encouraging media, business and advertisers to improve body confidence by accurately and positively reflecting the body diversity of the UK population.
If you are a stakeholder in the campaign you can download the nomination form here. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 17 September. If you would like to make more than one nomination, please submit one form per nomination.
The nominees will be judged by a panel of experts and winners will be announced at a ceremony on Thursday 16th October at the Terrace Pavilion, House of Commons.
This is your chance to nominate the individuals and organisations that are doing amazing work to combat low body confidence.
The People’s Choice will be awarded to someone who is inspiring individuals and speaking out about the importance of body confidence.
Below are six people who we think are helping people to be more body confident.
Gok is famous for TV appearances encouraging women to be comfortable in their bodies.
Sarah blogged against negative media comments on her recent BAFTA outfit suggestion.
Tyger admits to insecurities in his body and has done two relevant documentaries connected to body image anxiety.
James has written, broadcast and advocated on the subject of accepting one’s appearance for many years and set up the charity ‘Changing Faces’ to support and represent people with disfigurements of any cause.
Adele has gracefully refused to change herself despite criticisms within an often judgmental music industry.
Stefanie is an inspirational paralympian and recent model for Debenhams, Stefanie frequently talks passionately about celebrating who you are.
In 2012, the widely publicised All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image Report “Reflections on Body Image” revealed the gravity and extent of the problem:
In response to the report, the Campaign for Body Confidence has been developed by an influential group of charities, trade associations and businesses and is supported by the Government. Launching in the autumn and designed to become a national movement for change, it will bring together and promote all the work in this area, including related campaigns, focusing on three issues in particular:
Enabling children and parents to build body confidence through access to high quality information, resources and networks, prioritising the incorporation of an evidence-based, body confidence education programme into the national curriculum.
Promoting body confidence based on healthy living and general wellbeing, not just appearance and weight, prioritising the replacement of the language of “weight loss” with positive, healthy living messages.
Encouraging the media, business and advertisers to improve body confidence by accurately and positively reflecting the UK’s body diversity; prioritising their commitment to socially responsible best practice.
The Government’s 2013 Body Confidence Progress Report details progress to date.
Dove, as the founding partner of Campaign for Body Confidence , has been actively leading the body confidence debate and education ever since the Campaign for Real Beauty in 2004.
The Dove Self-esteem Project was founded in 2005 and aims to equip young people with the tools they need to embrace a diverse range of beauty options, raise their self-esteem and realise their full potential. This includes hosting a Dove Self Esteem website, designed to arm parents with tools to help their girls overcome beauty-related anxieties and reach their full potential, and working with a number of charity partners to deliver free body confidence workshops in and outside schools.
The Campaign for Body Confidence is dependent on the generous investment of our Partner and Supporters. If you would like to add your support to the campaign through sponsorship, grants or donations, please contact Christina Comber at YMCA England. We apologise that we’re unable to deal with other enquiries at this time.